By mduigou on Mar 11, 2007
I want to add my name to those congratulating James on his appointment to the Order of Canada. This honour is suitable recognition for his long contributions to Computer Science and to the computer software industry. For the past couple of years Sounds Like Canada has run a feature every spring interviewing new Order of Canada recipients. Most are artists, doctors, musicians, athletes, architects, writers, even former politicians! Though the interviews made it clear, if there was any doubt, that these were exceptional people it really struck me that they didn't seem representative of all walks of life. In particular technical fields, such as my own chosen profession of Computer Science, didn't seem to be well represented. Well kids, you now have a real Computer Science hero as a boa fide member (well, soon to be) of the Order of Canada.